4:23 AM, One of the most expensive parts of town. I have my windows closed and the ac on even though it's cool outside - trying to snuff out the wretched disco music being blasted from someone's flat a block away. If I am suffering at this distance, imagine the neighbours nearby! Even if I could cite building and apartment number there is no sense in calling the police. This is not London or New York where the police intervene to protect citizens against the anti-social minority. People here tolerate this sort of self-centred behaviour. It's the way of life in Argentina where the prevailing attitude is one of vanity and self-interest. Yes, I know -- if I don't like it I should leave, go back to where I came from. After all, this sort of unreasonable conduct has to be the fault of the World Bank, the IMF, George Bush and Tony Blair.